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All island tours running on Thursday and Sunday will be self-guided. Guests will be given an extensive brochure and map of the island in order to explore their own.

Our guided island tours starts with a 10-minute ferry ride to Pigeon Key and consists of a short narration about the history of the island, a walk-about the grounds to learn about the the buildings and the chance for self exploration around the island or in our museum. It is a family-friendly tour and great for folks of all ages!

In light of COVID-19, we do have guidelines in place to keep our visitors, staff and boat crew safe. Please read below to make yourself aware of what is expected when you visit Pigeon Key.

Daily Tours:
Ferry departs Faro Blanco Marina at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.
Ferry departs Pigeon Key at 12:20am, 2:20am, and 4pm.

Visitor’s Center and Gift Shop Hours: 9:30am-4pm, Open 7-days a week.
Address: 2010 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050
Phone Number: 305-743-5999

General Admission: Adults – $12; Children – $9
Monroe County Local Admission: Adults – $9
Children under 5 are free.

The Pigeon Key Ferry departs from the Faro Blanco Marina which is located directly behind our Visitor’s Center. Admission tickets can be purchased same-day inside our Visitor’s Center and Gift Shop, we unfortunately do not book tours in advance. All tours are subject to cancellation due to weather, boat maintenance and other island events. Call ahead to check for tour availability.

What To Do:

– Take the guided tour! Our knowledgeable guides take you back in time to the Henry Flagler era and discuss how Pigeon Key has evolved over the last 100+ years. You will learn about the 400 men who used to live and work here while constructing the Overseas Railway in our shaded tourist-area. It is followed up by a brief walking tour about the grounds and ends in our on-island museum. The guided portion of the tour typically takes an hour and leaves you with an hour to explore on your own.
– Skip the tour and explore on your own! If you are interested in just enjoying the island in your own time, let our guides know and they will point out where our museum and restroom facilities are located. You are not required to take the tour.
– Bring your own snorkel gear and check out the amazing wildlife that surrounds the island. Pigeon Key does not rent snorkel gear and you must bring your own dive flag. Please let our Visitors Center attendant know you intend to snorkel and fill out a Snorkel Waiver Form before departure.
– Pack a picnic! We have a ton of shady spots around the island and picnic tables to share with your friends and family. Pack a cooler and relax in the sun or on our beach-front area.
– Bring your binoculars and observe the wide variety of bird species that call Pigeon Key home or are just stopping in for a break on their migration. Birders are welcome! We have resident osprey and ibis and experience hawk, warbler, hummingbird, bald eagle and sparrow sightings all year long.

COVID-19 Guidelines:

Spots on the ferry boat will be limited and visitor’s will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To keep our ferry crew, tour guides, staff and visitors safe, we will be requiring masks for admittance to the island and our tours will be based off of social-distancing suggestions. Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available to guests and highly recommended before and after you access our ferries. The island will have certain areas that are off-limits to visitors that will be clearly marked. Please respect the Pigeon Key Staff and avoid these areas.

Visitor’s will have access to our on-island Museum, bathroom facilities, water fountain, tourist area, and beach area.

Guidelines and safety protocols related to COVID-19 are necessary to create a safe environment for all. We will have signage and CDC regulations on the island-grounds and in our Visitors Center and Gift Shop. The Pigeon Key Staff ask that you follow these guidelines and appreciate your understanding.

*Please note: The Old 7-Mile Bridge and Ramp accessing Pigeon Key are currently closed and will reopen on a future date to be determined.